This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Season 3 episode 7 of Better Call Saul titled “Expenses”. Absolutely nothing is working for Jimmy in this episode. Everything he is used to counting on to get him in and out of situations in his life is just not working. His charm, his ability to bullshit, his car, his girl… nothing is working for him. Jimmy is slipping into Saul with every moment. Meanwhile we see Nacho and Mike again working together to take down a common enemy. Thanks to Brian (Happy Birthday!), Sam, and Michael for the insight and laughs. (more…)
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers season 3 episode 6 of Better Call Saul titled “Off Brand”. In this semi-super sized episode we talk about the how the the pedal is to the metal in tying Breaking Bad and Saul together and how in this episode it might have been a bit too much. Good episode for sure, but last week was a great one and didn’t really involve the overall breaking bad side of things at all. Thanks to Michael Henley, Samantha Russell and Brian Craig for the laughs. (more…)
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers season 3 episode 5 of Better Call Saul titled “Chicanery.” This episode spent most of its time in the courtroom, a place we actually haven’t been much in this show. Chicanery furthers the divide between Jimmy and his brother Chuck, whom we don’t see at all in Breaking Bad. At this point its hard to say how much of a relationship is left, but hopefully we are not done with the fantastic Michael McKean. Thanks to Brian Craig, Michael Henley, and Samantha Russell for the insight and laughs. (more…)
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Season 3 Episode 4 of Better Call Saul titled “Sabrosito”. Most of this episode felt like a cut scene from Breaking Bad. We are filling out not just the Better Call Saul story, but expanding even more on the Breaking Bad-verse while we’re at it. Some will complain that Gus is overshadowing things, but I really have no issue. I’ll trust the writers know what they’re doing. So often in Breaking Bad I felt like they wrote themselves into corners they couldn’t possibly escape or top, but then they did. Jimmy has a fun line about the rule of thirds here. Makes me think that this show might start splitting screen time in that way as well between Gus, Mike, and Jimmy. Thank to Brian and Michael for the insight and laughs! (more…)
In this chip-filled episode of Breaking Goodman, we cover Season 3 Episode 3 of Better Call Saul titled “Sunk Costs.” Another episode where we pick up right where we left off. We see the fall out of Jimmy’s B&E and the next step of Chuck’s plan and possibly the beginnings of the end for Kim. We also see the first face to face meeting of Mike and Dean Big Brother Almightyyyy! Gus Fring. Thanks to Michael Henley, Samantha Russell, and Brian Craig for the insight and laughs.
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Season 3 Episode 2 of Better Call Saul titled “Witness.” We get our first look at new character that works at a chicken restaurant. Didn’t catch his name, but he seems like he could be important. Might even be the mastermind behind some stuff. Time will tell! We also get to see the best laid plans of both Chuck and Mike go awry in the best and worst way. Michael Henly was off this week and so was Mike Marbach, though she still hosted. Thanks to Brian Craig and Samantha Russell or the laughs!
We are back for the Season 3 premiere of Better Call Saul! This episode, titled “Mabel”, has us picking up right where we left off in Season 2. This episode was more checking in with a bit of set-up for things to come. Chuck is up to no good and looks to be ready to get down in the dirt. Rate & Review and you could win something from the podcast!
Breaking Goodman is back! In this preseason episode Breaking Goodman breaks down the major (and not so major) plots of Season 2 to get you ready for Season 3’s April 10th start. We also discuss some rumored (and not so rumored) casting news and speculate a little on what’s to come. Still waiting on those regional chip brands. Rate and review us on iTunes!
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers the second season finale of Better Call Saul titled, “Klick”. Fantastic finale for a great season of Better Call Saul. There’s been some talk of this show being “better” than Breaking Bad. I’m not sure I’m in that camp just yet, but this season sure as hell made a good case for it. Lots going on in this finale that both knocks down some dominoes and sets others up. The show has been renewed for a third season and by extension, so have we! We will be doing a Season Two Wrap-up episode and possibly some one-off here and there in the off season. For now, thanks to the creators of this show for giving us something great to talk about, to Brian Craig, Samantha Russell, Michael Henley for the good times and chats all season, to Alyssa Barrett Jackson for joining us for the finale, to all who reviewed the podcast and of course, to ALL our listeners! Pleas rate, review and subscribe
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Season 2 Episode 9 of Better Call Saul titled “Nail”. In this, the penultimate episode, everyone loses. Plain and simple. EVERYONE loses. There is very little sunlight shining through in this episode and hard to see any on the horizon. As we discuss even the smallest of actions has huge consequences as dominoes fall in this “bloody 9th”. Just one more episode in the season!
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Season 2 Episode 8 of Better Call Saul titled “Fifi”. Lots of build up in this episode. So much tension throughout, particularly in the Mike side of things. It doesn’t seem like things are going to end up in a good spot for anyone. Anyone at all. Typically episode 9 is the big one, so this next episode should have some explosions. We go to the mailroom as well as connect with some tweets. We also announce our April contest winner!
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Better Call Saul season 2 episode 7 entitled “Inflatable”. Another good one for the show that gets us even closer to Jimmy becoming Saul Goodman. Still walking the line between wolf and sheep, but getting more colorful as he goes. Thanks to Sam Russell, Brian Craig and Michael Henley for the chat. Last few days of our Rate & Review contest! Go to iTunes, rate & review the podcast and be entered to win a Better Call Saul t-shirt.
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Season 2 Episode 6 of Better Call Saul entitled “Bali Hai”. Another good episode with Mike’s story line delivering most of the heavy stuff. We got some more Hector and even a couple more guest stars from the world of Breaking Bad. This show just keeps delivering. Thanks to Michael Henley and Brian Craig for the chat.
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers season two episode five of Better Call Saul titled “Rebecca”. We got a little flashback into Chuck’s life, saw Kim try to dig herself out of the trouble Jimmy got her into, Jimmy deal with an office babysitter, and Mike see that maybe he didn’t fully think things through when he gets a surprise visit (and so do we!). Thanks to Brian, Mike and Sam for the chat. Still time to rate/review the podcast on iTunes and be entered to win a Better Call Saul shirt. You want a $5 for Amazon? If you’re a first time user of the APP then use the code Mike2367N to get $5 credit.
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Season 2 Episode 4 of Better Call Saul entitled “Gloves Off”. Not a lot of fun moments this episode. We saw the collateral damage Jimmy’s behavior caused with Howard, Chuck, Davis & Maine and of course Kim. And we saw Mike do what he does best- anticipate responses to plan the best move. Great episode yet again. Thanks to Mike Henley, Brian Craig and Samantha Russell for the chat. You want a $5 for Amazon? If you’re a first time user of the APP then use the code Mike2367N to get $5 credit.
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Better Call Saul Season 2 Episode 3 titled “Amarillo”. Anyone who listens know the use of color comes up a lot in this podcast. Blue is ok. Yellow is somewhat morally ambiguous. Red is just bad. One thing we didn’t talk about last night is the title. Amarillo. Setting up the podcast for posting today my high school Spanish kicked in and reminded me that Amarillo means yellow. And what was going on in that opening scene in Texas was definitely morally and legally ambiguous. So how about that. Great episode that set up a lot of pieces that will probably fall in coming weeks. Thanks to Brian Craig, Samantha Russell and Michael Henley for the chat.
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This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Season 2 Episode 2 of Better Call Saul entitled “Cobbler”. Just like last week the title of the episode had a meaning revealed in the last couple of scenes. Is that our “O” pattern this year? Probably not. One pattern we do have is that this show is just so damn good each week. This week we got some Chuck, Kim saw a darker (but truer) side of Jimmy, and we got lots of Chicago Sun Room type sayings. Thanks to Brian Craig, Samantha Russell and Michael Henley for the chat.
Better Call Saul is back! The show that everyone was nervous would stink before it premiered last year has become one of the most highly anticipated returns of the year. This episode covers the season 2 premiere entitled “Switch”. We saw lots of faces from the first season with a notable exception of Chuck. Given the events last season this can be understood. Overall a really great first episodes that lays a good amount of groundwork.
This episode of Breaking Goodman kind of serves as a “previously on Better Call Saul”. We talk about some show news, where we left off with the main story lines as well as some predictions, which will ultimately be proven worthless. We also have a “bonus” X-Files discussion at the end. Look for new episodes of Breaking Goodman: A Better Call Saul podcast covering season two every Wednesday starting on 2/17. I’m posting this a week after we recorded, so now all the plugs are outdated. Pro-tip: Remember to hit “publish” when creating posts.
This episode of Breaking Goodman talks about Season 1 Episode 10 of Better Call Saul entitled “Marco”. We have reached the end of the much hyped and expectation passing first season of Better Call Saul. The finale was a bit of a come down after last week, but this sets up the beginning of the guy we know from Breaking Bad. We have the beginnings of Saul Goodman. This season, in itself, has been a great origin story for the character. Whether you watched Breaking Bad or not I have to think that this was a good story for everyone. Though as we’ve said many times on the podcast, if you didn’t watch Breaking Bad- go and do that. Until you do… you’re kind of a weirdo.
I’d like to do an off season episode or two, but for the most part this is it for a year or so. I hope to have everyone back that did this season as well as finally get you Mr. Kettleman’s name. And Ned’s notes. Thanks to him, Mike Henley, Samantha Russell Craig and Brian Craig for making this a really fun show to not just watch, but also discuss. Thanks again to Chris Calletta for the graphics. And thanks to AudibleTrial.com/StarkRavenMad where you can go to register for a FREE trial of the Audible service, which also gets this podcast a few bucks.
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This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Season 1 episode 9 of the best show on TV right now- Better Call Saul. In this penultimate episode entitled “Pimento” things take a turn. We were flying high and then it all came crashing down. Last week we “predicted” a fall was coming, but this one hurt more than what we even came up with. Damn you Gilligan! Next week is going to be interesting. Also, the podcast won’t be up until probably Thursday morning (at the latest) as we’re holding off recording until Wednesday night.
Apologies to: The actor that plays Mr. Kettleman, 70’s TV shows, Peter from the Cosby Show, K-Strass the Yo-Yo Master, anyone that listens to us but has not seen Breaking Bad, and Severus Snape.
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This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Season 1 Episode 8 of Better Call Saul entitled “RICO”. In an effort to be more informative as we head into the final episodes of the podcast I’ll say that RICO in this case referring to the Racketeer and Corrupt Organizations Act. Also, Spoliation which was brought mentioned a few times, as you can guess is “The spoliation of evidence is the intentional, reckless, or negligent withholding, hiding, altering, or destroying of evidence relevant to a legal proceeding.”Lots of people winning in this episode, which as we discuss on the podcast will probably mean that some big losses are headed our way. Some sad, but probably true predictions brought up in this one. Just two episodes left…
This episode of Breaking Goodman covers the Season One Episode 7 of Better Call Saul entitled “Bingo”. This show just keeps getting better. I thought last week’s Mike-centric episode would be tough to beat, but this just about does it. This week on the podcast is Mike Marbach, Mike Henley and Brian Craig. Rate and review on iTunes!
Apologies: The guy who plays Craig Kettleman, People who haven’t seen Breaking Bad, but listen to this podcast, The Simpsons, and Chewbacca.
This show just keeps getting better. As Brian says on the podcast, this was an episode every fan of Breaking Bad was waiting for. We know Mike’s character, but seeing what it was that got him to where he was when we met up with him on BB was fantastic. We saw several sides of Mike in this episode and each one was nailed by Banks. He’ll probably be nominated for a supporting actor Emmy when the time comes. I’ve already said Odenkirk will be up for Lead Actor and I stand by that. If he doesn’t win I lose nothing anyway. If you watch this show, listen to this podcast, but haven’t watched Breaking Bad… first sorry for all the spoilers. You probably shouldn’t listen to the show. Second, write in and let us know how this episode played for you. Was it still good? Boring? Did it suck for someone that hasn’t seen Breaking Bad? SRMPodcast@gmail.com. Write us!
In this episode of Breaking Goodman we cover Episode 5 of Better Call Saul titled “Alpine Shepherd Boy”. It’s just Mike Henley and me on this one, so we kind of go through things pretty quick. Not too much happened in the episode anyway. Still a solid episode though. Many seemed to have problems with the pacing of this episode. Mike and I thought it was fine and in fact kind of applaud the show taking the long way around some things. If you enjoy this then rate and review us on iTunes!
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This episode of Breaking Goodman covers season one episode four of Better Call Saul titled “Hero”. I continue to love this show. This episode was not as action packed or tension filled, but it was entertaining from start to finish. I think there’s some bigger trouble brewing with Hamlin and Jimmy and that’s not gonna be good for anybody. Joining the podcast this week is Samantha Russell Craig, Brian Craig, and Michael Henley. Apologies to Rand Paul, Bakers, Chris Carter, Chris Carter, and The Bible.
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This episode of Breaking Goodman covers Season 1 Episode 3 of Better Call Saul. Another solid episode for the show. Silly at times, but overall really entertaining and engaging. We saw glimpses of who these characters were, are now and how begin to ever so lightly fill in how they get there. Joined by Ned Redmond, Samantha Russell and Brian Craig this week. We wish other Mike (Henley) to get well soon! Please like, share, and favorite us on the social medias and rate us on iTunes. Get the word out! And as always, head over to audibletrial.com/starkravenmad and sign up for a free 30 day trial of the Audible service and we get a few bucks.
In this debut episode of Breaking Goodman we cover episodes 1 and 2 of the new AMC original series and Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul. We’re getting to it late, hence this week’s subtitle “Better Call Earlier Next timeLike everyone I was skeptical about this, but wanted to trust the Breaking Bad team to deliver a good show. Based on the first two episodes they’ve done that and more. This first episode could have probably been about 20 minutes less, but I couldn’t stop gushing over how much I enjoyed the show. It was so great to see the look, the feel, even some of the old Breaking Bad world characters back… but also to see them new at the same time. This first episode features Ned Redmond and Michael Henley, both of which are more astute viewers than I am, so it’s great to have them. Future episodes could feature them as well as 1 -2 rotating guests that you might recognize from Stark Raven Mad, Bloody Sunday, or Reheated. The podcast should be posted Wednesday mornings from here on out.
The intro music is Junior Brown from the song “Better Call Saul: the Song”. If you enjoy this podcast then rate/review us iTunes! As is the motto for all of my podcasts… we’ll do better next time.
A little late on this one, but after seeing the first two episodes I love the show and want to be able to talk about it with funny human beings. Breaking Goodman will cover the AMC Original series, Better Call Saul, which is a prequel of sorts to one of the best shows of all – time- Breaking Bad. It’s gonna be a mix of new and old voices and should be a pret-ty good time. I won’t say much about the show here, because we’re meeting tonight to go over the first two episodes. I’m also working on the podcast art and whatnot. I’ll get caught up soon.
Game of Thrones is off the air for now and we are in between episodes of Stark Raven Mad. SRM returns in a little over two weeks. So what are we supposed to do? Apparently more podcasts. So welcome to another one! This is the first episode of Reheated: The Leftovers Podcast and covers, as you would guess, the new HBO series, “The Leftovers”. Overall I think people were pretty underwhelmed with this first episode. Me (Mike) and Jolie were ok with what we got, but David, Lizzie, Rob & Quinton were just looking for the end. I do think the show will build and they will turn. We’ll see. Enjoy.
The intro song is “Deep Fried Mind” by Riverside Slim & The Reheated Slice. Listen to the full song by clicking here.